New Arrivals · Crafts

August 1, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Handmade personalized photo gifts : over 75 creative DIY gifts and keepsakes to make from your photographs

July 31, 2014
Visser, Carla.
[S.l.] : David & Charles, 2014
128 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.

Rev-o-loom-tion : a modern kids' guide to rocking rubber bands

July 21, 2014
Hum, Liz, author.
Chicago : Triumph Books LLC, 2014.
112 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Become a designer with this colorful guide that gives step-by-step instructions to creating anything you can dream up on a loom. Featuring easy-to-follow, full-color photography, Rev-o-LOOM-tion includes designs for complete beginners all the way to those who know their way around a loom. This how-to book also offers tips on organizing supplies and recommendations on fun add-ons like beads and charms. It's a must-have for anyone who wants to showcase his or her originality through rubber band jewelry.

Friendship bracelets all grown up : hemp, floss, and other boho chic designs to make

July 10, 2014
McNeill, Suzanne.
East Petersburg, Pa. : Design Originals, c2014.
63 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Offers fresh ideas for expressing yourself with the texture and beauty of intricate knotwork. Find patterns for making chevrons, stripes, waves, diamonds and more, with step-by-step instructions for each knot pattern.

Earringology : how to make dangles, drops, chandeliers & more

July 10, 2014
Cooper, Candie, 1979- author.
[Asheville, North Carolina?] : Lark Jewelry & Beading, [2014]
128 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.

Rubber band jewelry all grown up : learn to make stylish bracelets, rings, necklaces, earrings and more

July 7, 2014
Dorsey, Colleen.
East Petersburg, PA : New Design Originals Corp., c2014.
48 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Title and statement of responsibility from cover.
"Design originals #5474"--spine.

Dallas Lovett's woven bead & wire jewelry : 25 gorgeous projects

June 26, 2014
Lovett, Dallas.
New York : Lark Crafts, an Imprint of Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., [2014]
119 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
Supplies. Materials ; Tools -- Techniques. Basic wire techniques ; Wire weaving techniques ; Making findings -- Torch techniques. Rings for ears & fingers ; High rise earrings ; Crystal magic earrings ; Quasar earrings ; The ring ; La fiesta earrings -- Bracelets & cuffs. Carro bracelet ; Braids bracelet ; Infinity bracelet ; Arthurian cuff ; Circles bracelet ; Rain forest bracelet ; Enchanted bracelet -- Pendants. Entrapped elegance pendant ; De ros pendant ; Saturn pendant ; Crown jewel pendant ; Forbidden fruit pendant ; Phoenix rising pendant -- Necklaces. Interchangeable necklace ; Nefertiti necklace ; Moroccan jewels necklace ; Wire-go-round necklace ; Diamonds necklace ; Dreamscape necklace ; Cleopatra necklace.

Sticky fingers : DIY duct tape projects

June 25, 2014
Maletsky, Sophie, author
San Francisco, CA : Zest Books, [2013]
240 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
"Easy to pick up, hard to put down"--Title page.

Doll costume dress up : 20 sewing patterns for the 18-inch doll

June 24, 2014
Hinds, Joan.
Cincinnati, OH : KP Craft, 2014.
128 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Includes index.
"Includes 20 PDF patterns"--Cover.
Introduction -- Getting started -- Using the CD & patterns -- Useful accessories -- Fun and fancy costumes -- Traditional Halloween costumes -- Playtime costumes.

Linked : innovative chain mail jewelry designs

June 23, 2014
Waukesha, Wis. : Kalmbach Books, 2014.
87 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
"The material in this book has appeared previously in Bead & Button, Art Jewelry, or Wirework magazines or Unconventional Chain Mail Jewelry or Classic Chain Mail Jewelry books."--Title page verso.
"Featuring John Fetvedt, Diane Miller, Anne Mitchell, Laura Poplin, Sue Ripsch, Vanessa Walilko."

Maker dad : lunch box guitars, antigravity jars, and 22 other incredibly cool father-daughter DIY projects

June 19, 2014
Frauenfelder, Mark.
New York : New Harvest, 2014.
213 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Machine generated contents note: Introduction: Say Yes to Mistakes.01 -- Maker Dad Toolbox. 03 -- (E) Antigravity Jar. 04 -- (M) Drawbot.10 -- (C) Longboard.18 -- (C) Mid-Century Rocking Chair.24 -- (E) Soap Shapes.32 -- (E) Giant Bubbles. 40 -- (C) Create a Podcast.48 -- (M) Silkscreen T-Shirt.58 -- (M) Ice Cream Sandwich Necklace. 64 -- (M) Paper Bowl Speaker.74 -- (M) Peg Trick.82 -- (E) Rubber Stamps. 86 -- (C) The Friendstrument. 90 -- (M) Mixie Sticks. 104 -- (C) Retro Arcade Video Game.110 -- (E) Crazy Cards.126 -- (C) Lunch Box Guitar.132 -- (E) Seven-Piece Puzzle Cube.148 -- (E) Rainbow Pops.154 -- (M) Astro Ice Cream. 160 -- (C) Kite Video Camera.172 -- (M) Mu Torere.184 -- (C) Getting to Know Arduino. 190 -- (E) "Can't Lose" Dice. 206 -- Ackowledgments.212 PROJECTS KEY -- (E) easy and quick -- (M) moderately challenging -- (C) challenging. a real skill-builder!.
"As the editor in chief of MAKE magazine, Mark Frauenfelder has spent years combing through DIY books, but he's never been able to find one with geeky projects he can share with his two daughters. Maker Dad is the first DIY book to use cutting-edge (and affordable) technology in appealing projects for fathers and daughters to do together. These crafts and gadgets are both rewarding to make and delightful to play with. What's more, Maker Dad teaches girls lifelong skills--like computer programming, musicality, and how to use basic hand tools--as well as how to be creative problem solvers. The book's twenty-four unique projects include: Drawbot, a lively contraption that draws abstract patterns all by itself Ice Cream Sandwich Necklace Friendstrument, an electronic musical instrument girls can play with friends Longboard Antigravity Jar Silkscreened T-Shirt Retro Arcade Video Game Host a Podcast Lunchbox Guitar Kite Video Camera Innovative and groundbreaking, Maker Dad will inspire fathers to geek out with their daughters and help girls cultivate an early affinity for math, science, and technology."-- Provided by publisher.

Duct tape discovery workshop : easy & stylish duct tape designs

June 18, 2014
Jenny, Tonia, 1969- author.
Cincinnati, Ohio : North Light Books, [2014].
128 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
Duct tape has never looked so good! With the help of Duct Tape Discovery Workshop, you'll learn the techniques to make working with duct tape easy and stylish.

The exquisite book of paper flowers : a guide to making unbelievably realistic paper blooms

June 18, 2014
Cetti, Livia, author.
New York : Stewart, Tabori & Chang, an imprint of ABRAMS, [2014].
192 pages : colour illustrations ; 26 cm
The country's premiere paper-flower artist, Livia Cetti is known for her high-style, gorgeous tissue and crepe-paper flowers--many of which are often mistaken for real flowers. The Exquisite Book of Paper Flowers is Cetti's comprehensive how-to manual showcasing her until-now secret techniques for creating 27 popular blooms, including peonies, poppies, roses, and hibiscus. Clear instructions and stunning step-by-step photographs show crafters of all levels how to make individual flowers as well as how to combine blooms to form 20 exquisite garlands, centerpieces, wreaths, corsages, and boutonnieres.

Artful handmade wrap bracelets : [a complete guide to creating sophisticated braided jewelry incorporating precious metals and stones]

June 16, 2014
Kim, Di.
[New York] : Race Point Publishing, [2014].
128 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Subtitle from cover.
"Published by arrangement with Quantum Publishing Ltd."--Title page verso.

Petit Collage : 25 easy craft and decor projects for a playful home

June 16, 2014
Siminovich, Lorena.
New York : Potter Craft, [2014]
160 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.

Craft it now : 75+ simple handmade projects

June 16, 2014
Cincinnati, Ohio : KP Craft, [2014]
128 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
Offers step-by-step instructions for more than seventy-five simple handicraft projects, including paper crafts, jewelry, and needlework.

Make your own cute and easy pompoms

June 13, 2014
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Creative Publishing, [2011]
95 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
First designed and published in Japan in 2011 by Graphic-sha Publishing Co., Ltd.
An introduction to our works -- Pompom making tools -- How to make pompoms using cardboard templates -- How to make pompoms using pompom makers -- How to join pompoms together -- How to make semicircular pompoms using cardboard templates -- How to make semicircular pompoms using pompom makers -- Wrapping patterns.
A cute, patterned pompom has the power to take a project from sweet to sensational. Most of the pompoms made in the past were single colored or used multi-colored yarn. Now, you can create pompoms with flowers, stripes, and even butterflies. "Make Your Own Cute and Easy Pompoms" will take you from start to finish in the creation of a pompom. Learn what tools to use, how to apply cardboard templates, how to join pompoms together, what are wrapping patterns, and how to make semi-circular pompoms. Follow along with the easy, step-by-step pictures and illustrated patterns as you create beautiful pompoms for any project. Beautiful, inspiring photography shows you the final projects, along with ideas on how to use your newly created pompoms. Give your knitting, crocheting, or sewing projects an extra "je ne sais quoi' with homemade pompom embellishments. It's easy and a lot of fun.

Washi wonderful : creative projects & ideas for paper tape

June 13, 2014
Doh, Jenny.
New York : Lark Crafts, [2014]
143 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.

Half yard heaven : easy sewing projects using left-over pieces of fabric

June 12, 2014
Shore, Debbie, author.
96 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
Debbie Shore has a passion for sewing, and her fresh, contemporary designs coupled with simple, easy-to-follow instructions make this book a recipe for success. All of the projects use just half a yard (about half a metre) of fabric, making them ideal for using up scraps and oddments left over from other projects or sold off cheaply by your favourite fabric store. All you need is a sewing machine and a basic sewing kit, and in no time at all you'll be making one of the gorgeous projects in the book. There are twenty-six to choose from, including beautiful bags, aprons, a craft caddy for storing your making kit, padded coat hangers, a chicken doorstop, a handy wash bag, a notice board and numerous other gifts and accessories for you, your family and your home. The basic techniques you need to know are explained clearly at the beginning of the book, and every step-by-step project is accompanied by a fabulous photograph of the finished piece, which will not fail to delight and inspire you.

The Belle & Boo book of crafts : 25 enchanting projects to make for children

June 11, 2014
Boston : Roost Books, 2014.
144 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Originally published: London : Quadrille Publishing, Ltd., 2013.
"Projects conceived and made by Lucinda Ganderton and Lisa Pendreigh."
Welcome to the enchanted world of Belle & Boo -- Projects -- Button pictures -- Pirate games beanbag -- Little helper apron -- Nature walk pennant bunting -- Playtime headdress -- Boo -- Hot-air balloon mobile -- Belle's play tent -- Pompom beret -- Snowflake mittens -- Tooth fairy pillow -- Hopscotch mat -- Explorer's satchel -- Clubhouse flag -- Ballet bag -- Quiet book -- Kite rewards chart -- Camera bag -- Pullalong elephant -- Popsicle soaps -- Friendship bracelets -- Meadow picnic blanket -- Snowflake tree wall motif -- Patchwork bedcover -- Pirate play tent -- Techniques -- Templates -- Suppliers.

Craftivism : the art of craft and activism

May 28, 2014
Vancouver : Arsenal Pulp Press, 2014.
219 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
"Craftivism is a worldwide movement that operates at the intersection of craft and activism; Craftivism the book is full of inspiration for crafters who want to create works that add to the greater good. In these essays, interviews, and images, craftivists from four continents reveal how they are changing the world with their art. Through examples that range from community embroidery projects, stitching in prisons, revolutionary ceramics, AIDS activism, yarn bombing, and crafts that facilitate personal growth, Craftivism provides imaginative examples of how crafters can be creative and altruistic at the same time. Artists profiled in the book are from the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, and Asia, and their crafts include knitting, crocheting, sewing, textiles, pottery, and ceramics. There's the Brooklyn writer who creates large-scale site-specific knitted installations; the British woman who runs sewing and quilting workshops for community building and therapy; the Indonesian book maker and organizer of a DIY craft center; and the Oxford, UK, cultural theorist and designer dressmaker. A wonderful sense of optimism and possibility pervades the book: the inspiring notion that being crafty can really make the world a better place." -- Publisher's website.

Steampunk jewellery

May 22, 2014
Schulz, Carolyn, author.
48 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Introduction -- Materials -- Techniques -- Sea Life Lariat -- Corset Chain Necklace -- Keyhole Chain Link -- Winged Cog Pendant -- Key Charm Bracelet -- Garden Tea Party Bracelet -- Lock & Key Bracelet -- Watch Charm Bracelet -- Victoriana Clock Charm -- Winged Heart Cuff -- Pearl Cameo Cuff -- Wirework Key Pendant -- Butterfly Ring -- Winged Heart Brooch -- Antique Key Pendant -- Watch Gear Earrings -- Key Cuff Links -- Secret Garden Bracelet -- Watch Cog Ring -- Crocheted Gears Bracelet.
Follow the simple step-by-step instructions to assemble these wonderful pieces and be inspired to invent your own original steampunk variations. Choose from pendants, bracelets, necklaces, brooches, rings, earrings and many more. 20 fantastic designs 20 great alternatives easy and fun to make.

The handmade marketplace : how to sell your crafts locally, globally, and online

May 20, 2014
Chapin, Kari.
North Adams, MA : Storey Publishing, [2014]
247 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Includes index.

Mollie makes weddings : making, thrifting, collecting, crafting

May 15, 2014
Loveland, CO : Interweave, c2013.
95 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 21 cm.
Your big day -- Stitched paper save-the-day garland -- Button stem bridal bouquet -- Blackboard feather napkin rings -- Felt cutwork lantern wraps -- Express yourself place setting -- Cross-stitch wedding sampler -- Flower inspirations -- Fun to sew true love pillows -- Kokeshi-style wedding decoration -- Folded fabric corsages & boutonnieres -- Cut and print wedding invites -- Felt appliqué ring pillow -- Carved hearts table centerpiece -- Wedding day dreams -- Machine appliqué photo album cover -- Stitched felt good luck charms -- Lace embossed wedding favors -- Paper decoration 3D diamond garland -- Painted glass flower display -- Needle-felt cake topper -- Crochet lace bridesmaid's hair accessory & posy.
"With ideas for handmade lino-cut stationery, adorable cake-toppers, a felt-flowered ring pillow, vintage fabric and paper flowers and banners, a button bouquet, and glamorous-yet-thrifty decorations and favors, Mollie Makes Weddings will have brides walking down the aisle in style. From those who fancy putting their sewing machine to work to those who prefer making rubber stamps and setting up their very own invitation production line, there is something for everyone. This book is perfect for brides-to-be and innovative wedding planners." -- Publisher's description.

The jewelry maker's design book : an alchemy of objects : techniques and design notes for one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces

May 8, 2014
Mentock, Deryn, author.
Beverly, Massachusetts : Quarry Books, a member of Quayside Publishing Group, [2014]
144 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Make your very own bohemian, rustic, one-of-a-kind, jewelry that integrates found objects or repurposes beautiful charms and elements from your jewelry box. In The Jewelry Maker's Design Book: An Alchemy of Objects, you will not only learn solid techniques for making several beautiful projects, but also how to plan and conceive your designs using unique objects in mixed media jewelry pieces. This book includes an overview of the tools and materials you’ll need to get started, as well as a reference section that outlines important techniques. Projects included use metals, wire, beads, stones and found objects to create unique jewelry that will have everyone talking. Informative sidebars share tips and design notes that discuss the design elements in the piece; colors, shapes, textures, and what works in the piece and why. Find your inspiration, while developing amazing design skills with The Jewelry Maker's Design Book: An Alchemy of Objects!

The crafty minx at home : 50+ handmade and upcycled projects for beautiful living

May 5, 2014
Doust, Kelly.
Sydney : HarperCollins Publishers Australia, 2013.
299 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.

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